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Peter Diamond

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Peter Diamond (1929-2004)
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Peter Diamond

Born: Sat 10th August 1929
Died: Sat 27th March 2004 (age: 74)

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Peter Diamond was an English actor who as a regular contributor to Doctor Who in the 1960s, as a fight arranger and actor.

He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and his appearances total over 1,000 credits in the industry as a stuntman, co-ordinator or fight arranger.

He appeared as the Tusken Raider who attacked Luke Skywalker in the firstStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope film. He also contributed to the sequels Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

His film credits include several Carry On films, Never Let GoFrom Russia with LoveDracula: Prince of DarknessAn American Werewolf in LondonRaiders of the Lost Ark, and Highlander, where he played the immortal Iman Fasil.

Peter Diamond's numerous TV credits include The SaintThe AvengersPaul TempleLast of the Summer WineHeartbeat, andLondon's Burning.

He was stunt coordinator/swordmaster on the 1990 TV series Zorro and acted in three episodes, two as Sir Edmund Kendall who taught Diego de la Vega (Zorro) to swordfight, and directed eight episodes. This series was filmed in Madrid, Spain for the U.S. ABC Family channel.